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STR Worker
NHS AfC: Band 4
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Blurton Health Centre
£23,949 - £26,282 pro rata, per annum
Salary period
02/04/2023 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy STR Worker

NHS AfC: Band 4

Job overview

An exciting, new opportunity has opened up for a Band 4 STR worker to work alongside our newly developed Preparing for Adulthood Clinical Lead.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape how services are delivered to Young Adults, whilst working closely with a small cohort of service users moving between CAMHS and AMH services.  This role requires someone who has experience of working with those in the 16-25 year old age group who have mental health conditions, can engage with NHS colleagues and those working within VCSE and can forge good relationships to improve outcomes and support recovery for Young Adults in the Stoke and North Staffordshire area.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, caring and positive thinking practitioner who ideally has experience of working with people individually and in groups. 

This role is a for a 12 month Fixed term contract Secondment.


Main duties of the job

The purpose of this post is to work as part of a service which provides mental health support and focuses on the direct needs of service users between the ages of 16 – 25 years old who are transitioning or who have transitioning from CAMHS, working across boundaries of care, organisation, and role, coordinated through the Care Programme Approach/Care Management process.

To provide Support, give Time to an allocated group of service users with more complex needs who are around the age of transition and thus promote their Recovery and maintain them in their community environment.

Working for our organisation

Our vision is ‘To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.’ Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust’s Values.  These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it’s about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Responsible for providing the link into the care coordination process for an allocated number of individual service users. This will include attending and actively participating in training sessions, team/care plan review meetings and supervision as appropriate.

To ensure that service users engage effectively with the agreed Care Plan and access appropriate services provided on a regular and consistent basis.

Positively promote independent living of service users within their community.

Developing a rapport based upon companionship and friendship but within appropriate and transparent boundaries.

Provide regular and practical support to service users and their carers in developing and managing dignity and independence.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 or commitment to train towards achieving it.


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs.


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of and issues facing people and their carers who have mental health support needs.

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Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingCommitted to being an Inclusive EmployerVeteran AwareFoster Friendly

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Deborah Boughey
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Preparing for Adulthood Lead
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